The Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks

We are well known for providing Needham’s 4th of July celebration from fireworks to parade and everything in between. It is our signature activity. 

The celebration is planned, coordinated and carried out by the dedicated members of the Needham Exchange Club. We receive the
help of family and friends and business sponsors! No town governmental funds are used - the entire 4th of July celebration is 100% funded by private donations.

Youth Programs

Supporting Needham's young people - and fostering their sense of the importance of citizenship and the value of community service - is the focus of a number of Exchange Club programs. 

Other Programs

  • The annual Sunshine Special is an outing for over 250 seniors. We plan a day for them, which includes a mystery ride out of the area; lunch at a different location each year, and all entertainment.
  • Each month the Needham Community Council gives the Club a list of desired food items for the Council’s Food Pantry. Members are informed through the Club’s newsletter and voluntarily bring what they can from the list. The Exchange Club's Food Pantry Committee gathers the donated items and brings them to the Food Pantry. 
  • Our Fire and Crime Programs focus on sponsorship of events for Crime and Fire Prevention with an emphasis on local initiatives through collaboration with Needham's Fire and Police departments. 
  • The Book of Golden Deeds Award is given annually to a Needham person who has quietly provided volunteer services to the community and contributed to improving the quality of life in our town. We place an emphasis on recognizing the “unsung heroes and heroines” in our community.  Past recipients are listed here.
  • The Exchange Club has a long history of partnership with the Charles River Center. Club members are involved with the staff and clients of the Charles River Center and provide volunteer support for events like the monthly birthday parties and barbecues.
  • The National Day of Service is an annual event that involves club members in hands on public improvements such as painting park benches.
  • Patriotism plays a large part in some of the club’s programs including providing Freedom Shrines in all of Needham’s Schools and providing a So Proudly We Hail Award annually to a town resident who flies our country’s flag.

The Exchange Club of Needham

P.O. Box 920475, Needham, MA 02492

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